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Tiger Swallowtail - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Tiger Swallowtail
I didn't have time to get outside much today, but I saw this tiger swallowtail feeding beside the barrel garden. So I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures. This is one of the best.  Of the caterpillar hosts for this species, I have wild cherry, basswood, ash, and willow; of the favorite nectar plants I have wild cherry, lilac, and milkweed.  We usually see some of these butterflies in summer, but they're not as common as some other species.  They're a personal favorite.  :D

This tiger swallowtail is feeding beside the barrel garden.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: July 22nd, 2017 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's worth it to plant a bunch of zinnas and other nectar producers just to encourage this butterfly to hand around.
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